Congress suspends two rebel MLAs over leaked audio tapes; SoG’s FIR against union minister Gajendra Shekhawat

The Congress on Friday suspended two MLAs, Bhawarlal Lal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh, from the primary membership of the party for allegedly conspiring with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The party also demanded the arrest of Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for his alleged role in horse-trading to topple the Rajasthan government.

Addressing the media, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said two audio recordings have surfaced in which Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, BJP leaders Shekhawat and Sanjay Jain were purportedly talking about the conspiracy to topple Rajasthan Government.

“Yesterday, shocking tapes were aired by the media in which Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP leader Sanjay Jain and Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma spoke about bribing MLAs and bringing down the Rajasthan government,” Surjewala said.

Sharma, meanwhile, denied the allegations. He called the audio tapes fabricated.

However, Surjewala said that Bhanwar Lal Sharma, Vishvendra Singh has been suspended from the primary membership of the party. The party has also issued show-cause notices to them.

The SoG of Rajasthan Police has registered an FIR after Congress’ allegation of horse-trading in the state.